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Restraining Orders

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December 14, 2023

Step 1: Get the necessary paperwork.

First, you will need to fill out the necessary forms for a domestic abuse injunction. You may combine two or more domestic abuse, child abuse, or harassment petitions into one case if the abuser is the same in all of them. If you do this, the judge may combine all your hearings into one.1

You can get the forms from the clerk at the courthouse, but you may want to find them before you go and fill them out at home or with an advocate from a domestic violence organization You will find links to forms online on the WI Download Court Forms page.

Most shelters and other domestic violence prevention organizations can provide support for you while you fill out these papers and may even accompany you to court for support if you do not have a lawyer. Go to WI Advocates and Shelters to find an organization in your area.

1 Wis. Stat. § 813.127